Gazo&Cie - Biomass gasification driven engines

The aim of the research project was to develop and produce economical and efficient engines for the generation of electricity for developing countries and for isolated settlements.

Gazo&Cie Project: 01/12/2011 – 31/12/2015

The Gazo&Cie project started in December 2011 and was completed at the end of 2015.  It was supported by the Walloon Region of Belgium and was carried out in close cooperation with the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

For the Gazo&Cie project, all the fundamental requirements that were necessary for developing and producing an HCCI engine running on gas generated from biomass gasification (wood gas) had to be identified and addressed. Whereas all the predecessor engines needed refrigerated and purified gas, these new engines would be required to operate without laborious cleaning of the absorbed gas.   

The BTD services for the Gazo&Cie project included:

  • Determination of a basic engine
  • Identification of all adaptations to the engine
  • Design, modification and acquisition of all new engine components: pistons, ...
  • Assembly of the new engine
  • Design and construction of a new test bench
  • Design and manufacture of the fuel supply
  • Testing of the engine and the test bench
  • Creation of the user manual for engine assembly